Science & the City

ICGEB Science & the City is a series of public conferences on hot topics in Science; a highly popular communications model launched and developed by the ICGEB, currently at its 6th edition, and for the first time, also being taken to the international public engagement arena. The events take place in an open space in town, enjoy media partnership, are streamed and podcast, and are open to the general public. Admission is free. The panel comprises special guests who are experts in their respective fields in the Life Sciences. Topics open to debate span from Viruses to Frontier Genetics. The events in Trieste are held in Italian. #OpenScience #ScienceforSociety #publicengagement

Recent and coming appointments:

Science & the City South Africa
2022

Launched by ICGEB Cape Town at the Bio Africa Convention

Read more about the initiative as presented at Bio Africa 2020


Cape Town Science & the City
2022

Centre of the Book, National Library South Africa, Cape Town City Centre

23 February 2022 To be confirmed
Myth busters: discrediting misinformation in Science

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The series, launched in 2013, progressively gained notoriety with later editions filmed live by the Rai Italian national television. Events were also broadcast on Rai radio, thereby reaching a vast audience and constituting a model that champions science communication; an activity integral to the mission of the ICGEB.


Science & the City 2018

Movies of events – Rai Scuola Memex – “Science & the City

30/10/2018 e 27/11/2018:
Geni e cellule, come siamo fatti
6/11/2018 e 04/12/2018:
Manipolare la vita
13/11/2018 e 11/12/2018:
Genetica e cuore
20/11/2018 e 18/12/2018:
Cuori in minatura

Informazioni in italiano

Science & the City 2016

Movies of events – Rai Scuola Memex – “Science & the City

06/04/2016
Vaccinazioni, tra certezze e paure
13/04/2016
Cibi OGM, cosa succede in giro per il mondo
27/04/2016
Invecchiamento: un processo inevitabile?
11/05/2016
Bambini su misura: le manipolazioni genetiche


Photo Albums from events are posted on the ICGEB Facebook page


Science & the City 2015

Podcast available on: Youtube • iTunes

AIDS, novità dal fronte
La fonte dell’eterna giovinezza
La “prova del DNA” certezze e misteri”
Cellule staminali: quelle vere!
Demenza, la nuova epidemia
Dammi il tuo DNA e ti dirò chi sei


Science & the City 2013

Podcast available on iTunes

OGM, tra mito e realtà
Chirughi oltre il bisturi
Pallottole molecolari contro i tumori
Cellule staminali: quanto manca al traguardo
Leggere e correggere il genoma umano
Come riparare un cuore infranto

For further information
Communications and Outreach Office
Email: [email protected]